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Thomas Donilon: Unfilled State Department Posts Present a 'Serious Crisis'

Former National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon speaks at Asia Society in New York on May 10, 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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President Obama's former national security advisor warns that the current lack of government personnel leaves the United States unprepared in the event of a major international crisis.

Trump at 100 Days — The More Things Change ...

US President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) walk together at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 45th president campaigned on his opposition to President Obama's Asia policies. But his first three months have largely continued them.

5 Questions About Iran's Upcoming Elections

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, seen here during an appearance at Asia Society in 2013, faces voters on May 19. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Voters in the Islamic Republic go to the polls on May 19. Here's a glimpse at the key issues.

What Should the Trump Administration Do in Asia? 11 Experts Weigh In

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Distinguished individuals from academia, the media, the military, the government, and the private sector provide advice for the 45th president. 

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

Nine Events That Shaped Asia in 2016

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter/Pool-Getty Images)
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From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.

The Asia Society Experts Forecast: What to Expect in 2017

Evan Medeiros, Josette Sheeran, Ruchir Sharma, and Tom Nagorski predict what will happen in Asia in 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Political and economic intrigue in China, instability in South Korea, and a retreat from globalization are among the predictions.

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

Iran Deal 'Cannot Be Put on Autopilot'

An Iranian woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 9, 2016. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)
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What is the fate of the nuclear deal under a Trump administration? Iran Analyst Ali Vaez weighs in.

Experts: Reform in the Middle East Must Come From Within

Dennis Ross, Michael Herzog, Kevin Rudd and Prince Turki Al-Faisal, engage in a high-level discussion on the evolving security challenges in the Middle East and potential pathways to stability. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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"You need to rebuild the social structure, the social fabric, invest in long term education plans, economic plans.”